27 August 2014

Top Pentagon officials say it is ‘likely’ that trans soldiers will soon be allowed to serve openly (UK)

Trans woman murdered in Detroit

Transgender Man Attacked in Montrose Wants Hate Crime Charges

Rams' Jeff Fisher angry over report on Michael Sam's shower habits

Would you support homophobia? (Peru)

Agnes Rivera

to read more, go to:  http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-would-you-support-homophobia-103761

ezs note:  Emily's Virtual Rocket has relatively few people in Peru, but those of you with friends in Peru might encourage them to make a small (or big!) donation AGAINST Mr. Pandoro in his campaign for mayor.  

25 August 2014

The Pentagon can easily drop its ban on transgender troops, study finds

Cuomo: Time to outlaw gender identity discrimination

Pokin Around: The God I choose does not damn gays

Steve Pokin

to read more, go to:  http://www.news-leader.com/story/life/2014/08/24/pokin-around-god-choose-damn-gays/14342173/

Did Bill de Blasio Keep His Promise to Reform Stop-and-Frisk?

Taylor Wofford

to read more, go to:  http://www.newsweek.com/did-bill-de-blasio-keep-his-promise-reform-stop-and-frisk-266310

23 August 2014

Ecuador to grant same-sex unions ID recognition

Point of View: Why allow religious groups to discriminate?


to read more, go to:  http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/opinion/point-of-view-why-allow-religious-groups-to-discri/ng7Wx/

Transcending genders: Working as a clerk at the commissioner’s office, Eraj Aftab wants true gender equality (Pakistan)

Palm Center's Belkin seeks to end military trans* ban

Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer

to read more, go to:  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Palm-Projects-Belkin-seeks-to-end-military-trans-ban/48740.html

Oakland, California

Credit:  http://www.alamedainfo.com/

22 August 2014

Being a Trans Ally: Where to Begin

Brynn Tannehill

to read more, go to:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brynn-tannehill/being-a-trans-ally-where-to-begin_b_5697333.html

I Would Learn to Play Hopscotch

US: Nashville Mayor endorses same-sex marriage (UK)

Nick Duffy

to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/08/22/nashville-mayor-endorses-same-sex-marriage/

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Skewers High Court For Forsaking Fight Against 'Real Racial Problem'

Shadee Ashtari

21 August 2014

New partnership makes reporting hate crime easier (UK)

Nigel Slater

to read more, go to:  http://www.eveshamobserver.co.uk/2014/08/22/news-New-partnership-makes-reporting-hate-crime-easier--114594.html

ezs note:  Congratulations, West Mercia! (UK)

3 Colleges in Massachusetts Recognized as the Most LGBT-Friendly

Lauren Landry

to read more, go to:  http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2014/08/21/campus-prides-list-of-the-most-lgbt-friendly-colleges/

Is NY’s Plaza Hotel Going in the Way of Shariah Law?

Leading gay-rights group backs Cuomo

20 August 2014

Someone On Capitol Hill Seems Obsessed With Editing Wikipedia Articles On Transgender Topics

MA Transgender Equal Rights Coalition Applauds City of Worcester’s Passage of Nondiscrimination Protections for Transgender People

Michelle Duggar’s hateful anti-transgender rights campaign


to read more, go to:  http://www.salon.com/2014/08/20/michelle_duggars_hateful_anti_transgender_rights_campaign/

19 August 2014

First Transgender Officer Graduates From San Francisco Police Academy [Video]

Whitney Phaneuf

to read more, go to:  http://sfist.com/2014/08/19/first_transgender_officer_graduates.php

Department Of Labor Extends Employment Protections To Transgender Workers

Zack Ford

to read more, go to: http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2014/08/19/3473317/mia-macy-transgender-labor-guidance/

Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit


to read more, go to:  http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/article1253308.html

Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection

A Transgender Student Who Was Reportedly Banned From Her School Receives Good News

Rebecca Klein

ezs note:  Congratulations! You did it!

18 August 2014

Arraignment scheduled for man who allegedly killed Fontana transgender woman in 2013


to read more, go to:  http://www.fontanaheraldnews.com/news/article_07e5bc76-270f-11e4-9588-001a4bcf887a.html

ezs note:  Fortunately, Dantijer Powell, is having to pay the piper now.  If you know of any transgender person who has been murdered, assaulted, or raped, please call the police now!

Italy: Gossip magazine under fire for giving away homophobic joke book (UK)

The American Museum of Natural History Presents The 2014 MARGARET MEAD FILM FESTIVAL: “PAST FORWARD,” 10/23-26

16 August 2014

Documentary chronicles student suicides in Anoka-Hennepin

Olivia Koester

to read more, go to:  http://abcnewspapers.com/2014/08/16/documentary-chronicles-student-suicides-in-anoka-hennepin/

Former Atherton student now transgender advocate

Video reveals Mormon woman’s transgender journey


to read more, go to:  http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58301928-180/transgender-daughter-eri-hayward.html.csp

Take lead on nondiscrimination

Transgender teen told she can't come to school as girl

Mesa, Arizona

Credit:  http://pics4.city-data.com/

15 August 2014

Welcoming First Trans Man To U.S. House of Reps

AJ Trager

to read more, go to:  http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=67545

Oregon adds transgender procedures to Oregon Health Plan

Dana Tims

to read more, go to:  http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/08/oregon_adds_transgender_proced.html

Knowing signs of mental illness helps prevent suicides

LGBT short play show returns to Lauderdale